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Version: 3.12
Release Date: July 6, 2016
 
ERLANG SHEN, THE ILLUSTRIOUS SAGE


Erlang Shen
[Voice Pack]

 
LORE

Many are the legendary tales of Erlang Shen.
Hearing the riverlands surrounding his home were consumed by floods, he went to engineer new dams and canals. Yet the true source of the disaster proved to be an evil dragon.
With seven companions, Erlang Shen ambushed the beast. Cowardly and quick, the dragon slithered into the rapid river waters, but Erlang Shen captured it with a great chain and bound it beneath a shrine. Thus the floods subsided.

When Sun Wukong’s troublesome antics drew the ire of the Jade Emperor, Erlang Shen faced the Monkey King on the battlefield. For every form Sun Wukong took, Erlang Shen transformed as well. Across sea and sky and land they battled. Thus was Sun Wukong sent fleeing for his life.

When the people were plagued by demons and monsters, Erlang Shen slaughtered them to keep his countrymen safe. Three-blade spear in hand and hunting dog at his side, no evil could threaten the innocent nor the Empire. Thus, Erlang came to be loved and worshipped.

A Goddess mother and a mere mortal father, he is of two worlds. He is both sage and a soldier, humble yet regal, his veins filled with the blood of men and the divine blood of his uncle, the Jade Emperor. Having risen above his forbidden origins, Erlang Shen has proven himself among the greatest of heroes in the Jade Empire. Perhaps that is why he now takes the field. No demon, nor dragon, nor even the Monkey King himself has stood against him and won. To save the people, to save the world, Erlang Shen will fight, and another legend will be born!
 

Abilities

Passive - Howling Celestial Dog
Passive: Howling Celestial Dog
Each time Erlang Shen hits an enemy with a Basic Attack, his dog hits as well for 15% of his Basic Attack power, which trigger items for Basic Attacks at 15% of their normal damage and can Critical Hit.

Spot Weakness - 1
Spot Weakness
Erlang Shen opens his third eye and analyzes the enemy’s strengths and weaknesses. When activated, Erlang Shen gains additional Physical Damage (+25/40/55/70/85 + 15% of your Physical Power) on each strike, and ignores Basic Attack movement penalties for the duration for 5 seconds. While on Cooldown, successful Basic Attacks reduce the Cooldown of this ability.
Cost: 60/65/70/75/80.
Cooldown 14s.

Pin - 2
Pin
Erlang Shen launches a spear that damages enemies (85/130/175/220/265 + 45% of your Physical Power) on impact. Enemies in the dead center of the effect when it lands are Crippled and Rooted in place for 1.15/1.3/1.45/1.6/1.75 seconds.
Cost: 50/55/60/65/70.
Cooldown: 12s.

72 Transformations - 3
72 Transformations
Erlang Shen transforms into an Mink or Turtle and charges forward.
Cost: 65/70/75/80/85.
Cooldown: 18/17/16/15/14s.

Mink: Damages all enemies (90/150/210/270/330 + 85% of your Physical Power), stopping on first god hit and increasing Attack Speed (+15/20/25/30/35%) for 6s.

Turtle: Knocks up all enemies in path dealing damage (75/125/175/225/275 +40% of your Physical Power) and gains a health shield (70/110/145/180/215) for 12s.

Nine Turns Blessing - 4
Nine Turns Blessing (Ultimate)
Erlang Shen Taunts nearby Enemy gods, gaining Damage Mitigation (10/11.25/12.5/13.75/15%) for the next 4s. Afterwards, if Erlang Shen is still alive he is healed for a flat amount (150/240/330/420/510) plus 20% of his Maximum Health.
Cost: 80/85/90/95/100.
Cooldown: 85s.
 

SPOTLIGHT


 
RECOLOR


Illustrious Erlang Shen
Illustrious Erlang Shen

 
SKINS

*Click on each image for the full resolution!
 
Rock-A-Bellona400 Gems (Summer of SMITE)

Rock-A-Bellona
Voice Pack Available!


 
Chef’s Special Khepri400 Gems (Summer of SMITE)

Chef's Special Khepri
Voice Pack Available!


 
Iron Maw Fenrir250 Gems

Iron Maw Fenrir
 
Frostbound Skadi250 Gems

Frostbound Skadi


 
UPDATED CARDS

Heavy Metal Thor
Heavy Metal Thor
 
AVATARS

Cutesy Chef's Special
Cutesy Chef’s Special Icon
 
ACHIEVEMENTS

ODIN

Cage Match
Cage Match
As Odin kill four enemy Gods inside of your Ultimate, Ring of Spear.
 
Bird Bomb
Bird Bomb
As Odin kill fifteen enemies in a single match using Ravenshout and Lunge together.
 
HERCULES

Ricochet
Ricochet
As Hercules use Excavate to hit an enemy god twice, in one use, and kill them on the second hit.
 
Earthbreaker
Earthbreaker
As Hercules knock an enemy up five times in a single match using Earthbreaker.
 
AH MUZEN CAB

How Sweet
How Sweet
As AMC pick up five Stingers in a single match.
 
Disarm
Disarm
As AMC disarm an enemy God using Bees.
 

SUMMER OF SMITE 2016
  • Summer of Smite is back! Over the next two months, we’ll be adding new content every week to unlock, as well as bonus rewards for unlocking a certain amount of items, plus a free Enigma Treasure Chest for every item purchased in the Summer of Smite event! The first unlock will be Rock-a-Bellona Bellona, with Chef’s Special Khepri, and the bonus loading frame coming out next week.
  • Rock-a-Bellona Bellona
  • Chef’s Special Khepri (release on 7/12)
  • Bonus Reward : New Loading Frame – Tropical Paradise (release on 7/12)
  •  
    Summer of SMITE Items
    Rock-A-Bellona
    Chef’s Special Khepri
    Land Shark Sobek
    Challenger Nu Wa
    Pool Party Jing Wei
    Floaticorn Ward
    Get Served Freya
    Olympian Music Theme

    Rewards
    Enigma Chest (Unlocked with every purchase)
    Tropical Paradise Loading Frame (2 purchases)
    Merdusa Pedestal (4 purchases)
    Fdot Announcer Pack (6 purchases)
    Sea Maiden Medusa (8 purchases – final reward)

 

MISC
  • The Item Store layout for Starter Items now matches our previous updates to Relics and Consumables.
  • Updated UI elements to make it more clear when you are in Auto Skill and Auto Buy modes.

 

RELICS

NEW! Thorns
A variation of one of our favorite old Active Items has returned with a new name to fit the Relic scheme. The ability to reflect damage is especially effective on high HP characters vs. Hunters, Mages, and Assassins.

Using this item reflects 40% of all damage you take, before mitigations, for the next 5s back to its owner as Magical Damage. Cooldown – 120s.

NEW! Phantom
Players can now become a phantom at any time, passing through players and the obstacles they create. Phantom comes with an additional bonus that removes the movement penalty for basic attacking, allowing Hunters and Assassins to be extremely aggressive.

Using this item allows you to pass through players and player made objects for 5s. It also grants a 100% reduction to Basic Attack Movement Penalty for the duration. Cooldown – 140s

Blink
By reducing the time out of combat, Blink will now function better as an escape if distance is created, or a re-engage tool. With its increased Cooldown in Season 3, we want to ensure Blink still allows players to use it in multiple ways.

Time out of combat before Blink can be used reduced from 5s → 3s.

Curse
Curse has been a potent Relic, due to its powerful Slow and ability to counter healers very effectively. In combination with other Season 3 item changes, healers have been struggling to make an impact, so this aspect of Curse is being adjusted.

Healing Reduction decreased from 65% → 50%.

Frenzy
Also applies a 20% Attack Speed increase for the duration.

Scout
Scout is meant to be a viable starting option for supports, but was often outclassed by other Relics. With Scout’s new ability, supports can use it as a gold source for warding the right spots. This should both improve the viability of the Relic as well as improve games by definitively rewarding skilled ward placement.

Revealing enemy wards with Scout causes you to gain 25 gold per ward revealed.
Cooldown reduced from 140s → 120s.

Sprint
Duration reduced from 6s → 5s.
Cooldown increased from 140s → 150s.

Sunder
We want Sunder to not only be a damaging ability, but reward players who hit the correct targets. Sunder will now provide an Attack Speed reduction to targets hit, as well as provide a more potent Protection shred. This allows Sunder to serve as a strong damage tool, as well as a serious debuff tool.

Protection Reduction increased from 25% → 30%.
Also applies a 30% Attack Speed Reduction to the Sundered target.

Teleport
Teleport has long been a staple of the Solo Lane, creating interesting combat situations when used with wards and towers. With this change we aim to increase the amount of counterplay so that Teleporting feels more tactical and calculated, rather than an emergency entrance or exit.

Increased Channel time from 3s → 4s.

Wrath
Wrath is the primary Jungle control Relic, but hasn’t been picked up often by the Assassins or Guardians of SMITE. With the increased damage to jungle bosses and the added Stun, this Relic becomes much more versatile while still serving its original purpose of jungle camp clear.

Using Wrath now Stuns nearby enemy gods for 1s.
Increased damage to Jungle bosses from 1000 → 1250.
Cooldown increased from 60s → 90s.

 

ITEM CHANGES

Ritual Dagger
NEW! RITUAL DAGGER
Relic augmentation is something we are very excited to try. Ritual Dagger is launching with a set of stats that is useful to a wide array of gods, allowing for many different types of Relic based strategies.

1850 gold
+200 Health
+10% Cooldown Reduction
+20% Attack speed
+10% Movement Speed
PASSIVE: Whenever you use a Relic, the duration of that Relic’s effects are increased by 50%

Emperor's Armor
NEW! EMPEROR’S ARMOR
The ability to strengthen and weaken towers is a new and potentially powerful effect. Emperor’s Armor will allow for Guardians, Warriors, or even some riskier tower divers to tip the odds in their favor when fighting around structures.

2200 gold
+250 Health
+30 Physical Protection
PASSIVE: Aura – Enemy structures within 55 units have their attack speed decreased by 30%. Allied structures within 55 units have their attack speed increased by 30%.
 
Adventurer's Blade
ADVENTURER’S BLADE

Removed Crowd Control Reduction
Movement Speed increased from 7% → 10%.
 
Ancile
ANCILE
As an anti-Mage item for Warriors or Assassins, the additional damage from Ancile’s old Passive wasn’t proving very useful. Ancile now provides additional Magical Protection, as well as an additional form of Crowd Control. This added utility ensures that players who successfully ambush the enemy will have an extra advantage.

Increased Magical Protection from 40 → 60.
NEW! PASSIVE: Whenever you take Magical Damage from an enemy ability you unleash a shockwave that Silences all enemies within a range of 20 units for 1s. This effect cannot trigger more than once every 60s.
 
Bancroft's Talon
BANCROFTS TALON
Bancroft’s Talon allows players who are at low Health to be a major threat, but players needed to be in extreme danger to feel the full benefits of this item. Making the Power buff max out earlier lets players use the risk and reward mechanics of this item more effectively.

PASSIVE (UPDATED): The 100 Power from this item’s Passive will now be gained when at 25% HP, up from 0% HP.
 


Early in Season 3 we made an adjustment to Golden Bow that shifted it from a niche item to a mainstay of Hunter builds. After review and a lot of community feedback, we don’t feel that this was a positive change for the overall balance of the game. Hunters with Throwing Dagger or Golden Bow are too good in all lanes at all points in the game. Hunters are the staple duo laner because they need help in the early game to reach their full power level in the lategame. Throwing Dagger and Golden Bow removed that progression, while also washing out the differences between each god in the Hunter class. Hunters with stronger clear potential suddenly saw their advantages nullified. Guardians with stronger clear to augment weak early game Hunters also saw less play. Moving forward without this item will allow there to be specific pros and cons to each Hunter, as well as make the class easier to balance. SMITE had many successful seasons without this item, and only a small amount of time where it dominated the meta. We feel strongly that SMITE’s core goals of pros and cons between different gods and different team comps will be much healthier without this item. We will keep a very close eye on Hunter balance going forward to ensure that there is a number of viable options.

Golden Bow
GOLDEN BOW

Removed from the game.

Throwing Dagger
THROWING DAGGER

Removed from the game.


 
Heartseeker
HEARTSEEKER
Heartseeker’s Passive was not providing enough power to justify buying it. By allowing the +40 Power to persist for three seconds this item will provide much more of a punch to players who can land many attacks in rapid succession.

NEW! PASSIVE: Hitting an enemy with a Basic Attack helps you gain focus, increasing Attack Speed by +3% per stack (max 5 stacks). At 5 stacks your next ability cast consumes the stacks and provides an additional +40 Physical Power buff for 3s.
 
Runeforged Hammer
RUNEFORGED HAMMER
Runeforged Hammer’s new passive is meant to synergize with front line Warriors. Gods that want to infiltrate the enemy formation will be able to use this item to effectively mark a target for death with a single Slow.

NEW! PASSIVE: Enemies who are within 20 units of you and are Slowed take 10% more damage from all sources.
 
Genji's Guard
GENJI’S GUARD

Updated Visual FX when triggered.
 
Spectral Armor
SPECTRAL ARMOR
Ghostwalk was an interesting ability but attaching it to an expensive Physical Protection item made it very difficult to use. With the changes to Relics in this patch we kept the Relic interaction on Spectral Armor, but changed the effect to be cooldown reduction. Tanky characters can use this reduction to combo multiple abilities with the use of a Relic.

NEW! PASSIVE: When you activate a Relic your cooldowns are reduced by 3s. This effect can only occur once every 30 seconds.
Updated Visual FX when triggered.
 

BALANCE CHANGES

Ah Muzen Cab
AH MUZEN CAB
AMC is seeing an increase to his early game clear to solidify his position as a Hunter with powerful lane clear but limited mobility.

AMC’s Basics Attacks offset distance has been reduced.

Honey: Increased damage from 8/21/34/47/60 → 13/25/37/49/61.
 
Anubis (NEW)
ANUBIS
Anubis has a focused kit that relies on high damage output and pinpointed Crowd Control. With the changes to Mummify and Death Gaze these strengths are highlighted, allowing Anubis to have more control over the fights he commits to.

Increased Base Movement Speed from 350 → 360.

Mummify: Reduced Cooldown from 18/17/16/15/14s → 16/15/14/13/12s.

Death Gaze: Increased radius from 1.25 → 1.75.
 
Ao Kuang
AO KUANG
Ao Kuang can burst down gods in a variety of situations. With a full set of damaging abilities and an execute, it is important that players have some time to react to him. Dropping the damage on his easiest to confirm ability will help in that goal.

Wild Storm: Damage decreased from 90/140/190/240/290 → 80/125/170/215/260.
 
 
Arachne (v2)
ARACHNE
While this change to Arachne’s Web has balance implications, it’s primarily being driven around improving the feel for both Arachne and for players on the receiving end of the ability. Web provided little to no feedback for enemy players, as it is just dropped on top of them instantly hitting. It was hard to understand what happened and why it happened. This new version will allow enemies to better read Arachne’s actions, as well as provided more visceral feedback to Arachne players. This also adds a skill shot to Arachne, and with that extra difficulty the ability now always creates an initial web trail for her movement enhancement.

Web: Now fires as a projectile of Web and Spiders!

Arachne shoots a line of Web forward. She is Immune to Slows and moves faster on Web. If the Web reaches max range a Web trap will spawn. Enemy gods who walk through the trap or get hit by the projectile are Slowed by 25%, revealed to Arachne, leave a trail of Web behind them, and are attacked by Broodlings. Arachne can only have two Web traps active at a time and the Webs last 240s.


 
Aphro
APHRODITE
“Aphrodite is receiving a new Passive ability. Gods were considered for new passives based on community feedback and how the passive interacted with the kit. Her old passive only affected her Kiss ability, and has been relocated there. Her new Passive, Center of Attention, makes her increasingly harder to kill in large team fights, opening up her ability to support as a Mage. It also provides a unique bonus to her safety in that Aphrodite’s stack number can alert her to enemies looking to gank her from the jungle.

NEW! Center of Attention (Passive): Aphrodite gains 4 Physical Protections and 4 Magical Protections for each friendly and enemy god within 70 units of her. Stacks up to nine times.

Kiss: Now provides 30% Mana Regeneration.
 
Chang'e
CHANG’E

Moonflower Dance: Scaling on the healing portion of this ability increased from 30% → 40%.
 
Fafnir
FAFNIR
Fafnir was slightly underpowered launch, and will be getting some buffs to improve his abilities. Cursed Strength is designed to be a high risk high reward skill shot, so the Stun duration is being increased to make this worth the effort. Additionally, Dragon Breath is receiving a damage increase to make it more intimidating and help Fafnir confirm kills. Also, all of Fafnir’s DoTs in Dragon Form have had their timing changed to apply damage on the initial hit for better readability.

Cursed Strength:
Stun increased from 1s → 1.5s at all ranks.
Damage over Time in Dragon Form now deals damage at 0s, 1.5s, and 3s, instead of 1s, 2s, 3s.

Underhanded Tactics: Damage over Time in Dragon Form now deals damage at 0s, 1.5s, and 3s, instead of 1s, 2s, 3s.

Dragonic Corruption:
Damage over Time from dragon transformation now deals damage at 0s, 1.5s, and 3s, instead of 1s, 2s, 3s.

Dragon Breath: Increased Damage from 10/15/20/25/30 → 20/25/30/35/40.
 
Guan Yu
GUAN YU
Guan Yu’s is gaining a new set of powerful tools to apply to different combat scenarios but his passive is being adjusted to only proc when at full stacks. Guan Yu has been locked into the role of group healer in the past but his new Passive will give him more ways to influence a team fight other than just healing.

NEW! Painless (Passive): Each time Guan Yu deals -or receives damage he gains a stack. Stacks are gained from minions and gods. At max stacks the next ability used will have a boosted effect.

Maximum stacks increased from 20 → 30.

Conviction: Healing increased from 50/80/110/140/170 → 100/160/210/280/340 when boosted by Painless.

Warrior’s Will: Slow increased from 30% → 60% when boosted by Painless.

Taolu Assault: Protection Steal increased from 2/4/6/8/10 → 3/6/9/12/15 when boosted by Painless.

Cavalry Charge (Ultimate): Slow increased from 20% to 40% and Stun increased from 1s → 2s when boosted by Painless.
 
Hel
HEL
Hel is seeing a variety of buffs to help her compete with other Mages. Her utility and healing are her primary strengths, so those are being augmented even further to make her an attractive pick over a standard burst Mage.

Stance Attunement: Decreased time takes to fully charge a stance from 5 → 3 seconds.

Hinder: Increased Slow from 10/15/20/25/30% → 20/25/30/35/40.

Inspire:
Scaling increased from 30% → 40%.
Movement Speed buff increased from 15/17.5/20/22.5/25 → 25% at all ranks
 
Ne Zha
NE ZHA
Similarly to Aphrodite, Ne Zha’s old Passive only affected one ability in a way that didn’t feel rewarding. The new Passive has a Critical Chance buff attached to it that rewards you for staying in combat. It also retains the heal from Flaming Spear but does not consume the stacks, removing the cumbersome trade-off of his old Passive.

NEW! Righteous Spirit (Passive): Ne Zha gains stacks from successful Basic Attack and ability hit, and 2x stacks from Critical Hits. Each stack provides him with .5% crit chance. Stacks are lost after being out of combat for 5s.

Flaming Spear: Now heals up to 15% of Ne Zha’s maximum HP depending on how many stacks of Righteous Spirit he has. (0.75% HP per stack).
 
Odin Icon
ODIN
Odin’s new Passive fits his lore very well and gives him a unique killstreak play style. This ability triggers from the deaths of allied and enemy gods anywhere on the map, so Odin will be powering up anytime a fight is unfolding. His old Passive still exists as part of his Ultimate, rewarding players for confirming kills inside the Ring of Spears.

NEW! Path to Valhalla (Passive): Whenever any god dies on the battleground, Odin gains 10% movement speed and 10% power for 10s. This buff can stack up to five times.

Ring of Spears: Odin gains permanent stacks of +5 Attack Power for each enemy god that dies inside the ring.
 
Raijin
RAIJIN

Removed Magical Protection scaling.
 
Ratatoskr
RATATOSKR

Reduced HP per level from 75 → 73.

Acorn Blast: Reduced damage from 50/65/80/95/110 → 40/55/70/85/100.
 
Sylvanus
SYLVANUS

Verdant Growth:
Reduce time seed take to sprout from 12s → 5s.
MP5 increased from 6/10/14/18/20 → 20 at all ranks.
 
Vamana
VAMANA

Sleeping Giant: Tooltip edited to remove the descriptions related to his Ultimate.

Colossal Fury: Tooltip edited to include all functionality of this ability.
 
Vulcan
VULCAN
After experimenting with a few different passives for Vulcan we found that the best feeling came from a passive that rewards what he does best, poke enemy gods. His new passive increases his mobility and provides positive feedback to players that prioritize damaging enemy gods.

NEW! Master Craftsman (Passive): Whenever Vulcan successfully hits an enemy god with an ability he gains +15 MP5 and 15% Movement Speed for 5s.

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  • Scotty Hitch

    ERLANG SHEN OP AF. But that Bellona skin I’m so down for.

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